Alma's Rainbow [In-Person Only]
Thu Nov 10: 7.30pm PDT
Fri Nov 11: 7.30pm PDT
Sat Nov 12: 4.30pm PDT, 7.30pm PDT
Sun Nov 13: 4.30pm PDT, 7.30pm PDT
Wed Nov 16: 7.30pm PDT
Thu Nov 17: 7.30pm PDT
$13 General Admission
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(Ayoka Chenzira, US, 1994, 85 min, in English)
** New restoration! **
Almas Rainbow is a coming-of-age comedy-drama about three Black women living in Brooklyn. Ayoka Chenziras first feature explores the life of teenager Rainbow Gold (Victoria Gabrielle Platt) who is entering womanhood and navigating conversations and experiences around standards of beauty, self-image, and the rights Black women have over their bodies. Rainbow attends a strict parochial school, studies dance, and is just becoming aware of boys. She lives with her strait-laced mother Alma Gold (Kim Weston-Moran), who runs a hair salon in the parlor of their home.
When Almas free-spirited sister Ruby (Mizan Kirby) arrives after from Paris after a ten-year absence, the sisters clash over what constitutes the proper direction Rainbows life should take. Alma has convinced herself that she has no need of male companionship and advises her daughter to follow her example. Ruby encourages both her niece and her sister to embrace life and love fully and joyfully. Almas Rainbow highlights a multi-layered Black womens world where the characters live, love, and wrestle with what it means to assert and exercise their agency.
Synopsis and stills courtesy of Kino Lorber & Milestone Films.
A gorgeous clarion call for our young Black girls, heralding the community, creativity and confidence that is the pride of our culture. Ava DuVernay
Chenziras much celebrated and award winning early work is essential viewing today as much as it was when first released in 1994. Julie Dash
An important filmmaker whose works inspire and celebrate the richness of Black culture. Ruby Dee
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